Malaga city
Larios Street, Malaga
Malaga from the castle
Baños de vilo
Walkinroutes from Casa La Negra
Casa La Negra, surroundings

Casa La Negra is the perfect base from which to explore the beautiful area of Axarquía (see map below) with the opportunity go further afield to visit Granada and its magnificent Alhambra, Seville or even Madrid. To assist those with an adventurous nature we have highlighted some of the top sites to explore whilst you are staying with us.



Baños de Vilo (10 min walk) Around three kilometres from the village of Periana is the old Moorish pool in the little hamlet of Baños de Vilo (Baths of Vilo). During the 18th and 19th centuries this pool was considered one of the most important in Andalucía. Today the magnesium, calcium and nitrogen found within the waters still offer healing and therapeutic properties to those with skin complaints and seeking stress relief.

Nerja (45 mins by car) Nerja boasts 16 kilometres of beaches with powdery sand and sparkling clear water. All major water sports are available here, including water skiing, scuba diving and sailing. So you can choose the beach most suited to your party we have provided a brief guide to Nerja beaches here. Flanked by a dramatic mountain range, Sierra Almijara, to the east, Nerja has, managed to avoid being blighted by the concrete high-rise stereotype, which has been the inevitable result of the tourist boom in many Mediterranean coastal resorts. The old quarter of the town is still virtually unchanged with narrow, winding streets, whitewashed houses with wrought iron terraces overflowing with geraniums.

The magical caves of Nerja. Nerja's most spectacular attraction is undoubtedly its fascinating caves, located just 3k from the centre of town. They include archaeological treasures such as 20,000 year old paintings and other pre-historic remains. One of the enormous natural caverns has been transformed into a concert hall, where many performances are staged during the summer. Each summer Nerja celebrates with an International Cave Festival, with the participation of many well-known international entertainers. However the beautifully lit caves are a sight to behold in them selves and evoke a sense of wonder and awe in both adults and children.

Malaga (50 minutes by car) Malaga city has the perfect balance of cultural heritage, modern amenities, daytime excursions and trendy night life. There really is something to suit everyone with over 30 museums, including the Picasso Museum, as well as the recent addition of the Muelle Uno - a contemporary leisure complex in the port - while a new arty district called SOHO is bringing a bohemian edge to the city. For more detailed information about Malaga read our Things to do in Malaga page or our blog 7 things to do in Malaga or visit our page dedicated to Malaga

Granada (1 hr 15 mins by car) Granada was first settled by native tribes in the prehistoric period, the Arabs, invading the peninsula in the 8th century, gave it its current name of Granada. It was the last Muslim city to fall to the Christians in 1492, at the hands of Queen Isabel of Castile and her husband Ferdinand of Aragon. It’s a city rich in culture, romance and folklore. One of Spain’s most brilliant jewels of architecture is the Alhambra, a series of palaces and gardens built under the Nazari Dynasty in the 14th C. This mighty compound of buildings – including the summer palace, with its fountains and gardens - stands at the foot of Spain's highest mountain range, the Sierra Nevada, and overlooks the city below and the fertile plain of Granada.

To find out more visit our page dedicated to Granada and the Alhambra | Beaches of Nerja | Frigiliana | Cordoba | Sevilla | Ronda | Torre del Mar